Downtown Events

The City produces, sponsors, and coordinates numerous events in downtown throughout the year, from arts and cultural programming to sports events. Take a look and see how you can experience the new Hub City.

For up-to-date information, please visit @HagerstownDCED on Facebook.

Interested in requesting a City Sponsorship for your event? Please visit the city sponsorships page for additional information.

Sponsorship Request Form

Sponsorship Report Form
Criterium KickOff



City Center Tree Lighting - Monday, November 23, 2020, 5-6 pm
Music, Santa, and of course, the lighting of the tree all livestreamed via Facebook (@HagerstownDCED).

Hollyfest - This event has been cancelled in 2020
Student and youth performance groups come together for a seasonal performance at the Maryland Theatre. No tickets required. Info:


Christkindl Markt - This event has been cancelled in 2020.
Join Main Street Hagerstown for the Christkindl Markt, a German Christmas shopping tradition. Come celebrate Hagerstown’s cultural heritage with a German shopping experience in the heart of downtown to kick off the holiday season. Christkindl Markt

Krumpe's Donut Drive-by - December 31, 2020, 7-10 am
In lieu of the evening Donut Drop, the Maryland Theatre welcomes people to drive down South Potomac Street to pick up a donut and coffee and bid 2020 farewell.


​Saint Patrick's Day Run Fest 
5K, 8K, ½ Marathon, and 1 mile walk, all benefitting the Community Free Clinic of Washington County. Sponsored by the City of Hagerstown and Washington County Recreation Department. My Community Free Clinic

Sweets on the Streets
Cookies, cupcakes, chocolate fountains, gelato, and more! A Main Street Hagerstown event.

Maryland International Film Festival
Bringing the good people of this city and county the finest films from around the world – right in downtown Hagerstown! Maryland International Film Festival

St. Patrick's Day Run Fest


Rock the Run 5K - April 24, 2021

Taste of the Arts
Savor delicious bites from downtown eateries while delighting in the sweet and spicy sights and sounds of local artists! 


​Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music
Great music, food, and drink at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street. Imagine Hagerstown

Shakespeare in the Park 
Maryland Entertainment Group brings live theatre to Hagerstown’s University Plaza. Free! Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic and enjoy a summer tradition. Maryland Entertainment Group


USMH 5K Spirit Run
Show your school colors while you race through downtown! This route includes some University System landmarks as well as the Cultural Trail!

Antietam Velo Club Tour of Washington County Downtown Criterium
Speeding cyclists spin around the City Center’s A&E District.

Miss Maryland Pageant
Come to the Maryland Theatre to watch Maryland’s best as they vie for the title of Miss Maryland and Miss Maryland’s Outstanding Teen. The Miss Maryland/Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Pageants are official preliminaries to Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competitions, the world’s largest scholarship organization for women.

Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music
Great music, food, and drink at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street. 

Imagine Hagerstown Music


Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park – July 4, 2021
Free to the public! 30 minutes of spectacular fireworks begin at 9:30 pm. Check with Hagerstown Parks Department in 2020 to see if this event is happening as scheduled.

No alcoholic beverages. No personal fireworks. No pets (only service animals permitted).

Hagerstown Hopes Pride Festival - July 17, 2021
Live entertainment, vendors, speakers, food, and more. Come out and show your support of the LGBTQ+ community whether you're gay, bi, lesbian, trans, questioning, or straight. Hagerstown Pride festival is a family friendly event that is a good time for all regardless of sexual orientation. Hagerstown Hopes

Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music 
Great music, food, and drink at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street. Imagine Hagerstown


Krumpe’s Donut Alley 5K 
A 5K race that raises funds for the Wounded Warrior project.

This beloved festival celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2021! A Hagerstown tradition! Celebrate the City’s German heritage with traditional Bavarian entertainment and food. This event helps raise scholarship funds to send exchange students to our sister city – Wesel, Germany. 

Summer Slide
A wet and slippery way to beat the heat of a Hagerstown August afternoon! Slide down Baltimore Street from Prospect to Walnut and enjoy a summer thrill!

Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music
Great music, food, and drink at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street.


Hagerstown Gridiron Championship Classic
The Annual Hagerstown Gridiron Championship Classic between the Rebels of South Hagerstown High School and the Hubs of North Hagerstown High School. At the end of the game, the Mayor will present the perpetual trophy to the winning team to be kept at their school throughout the year. 

Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music
Great music, food, and drink at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street. 

Enjoy fun music on the unique porches of Prospect Street’s historic homes. PorchFest

Thunder In The Square 
A classic car show that takes over downtown! Alsatia Club


Over the Edge 
The Boys & Girls Club of Washington County's exhilarating event! Rappel off the Alexander House and raise money for a great cause!

Ghost Tours of Historic Hagerstown
Learn about the haunted sites of downtown Hagerstown, by wagon or on foot. Mysterious noises, Civil War stories, skeletons unearthed. Spooky! Ghost Tours at Historic Hagerstown

City Wide Trick-Or-Treat 
6:00pm to 8:00 pm throughout the City of Hagerstown

Spooky Sprint 
Nothing like a 2-mile run (or walk) before the annual Mummer’s Parade!

Alsatia Mummer’s Parade
An annual Hagerstown tradition since 1921 with somewhere in the neighborhood of 70,000 people convening for the festivities.

But wait….there’s more!

Other organizations also host a variety of events downtown and in our beautiful parks. Be sure to check out:

City of Hagerstown Parks & Recreation 
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Washington County Historical Society  
Washington County Free Library
Washington County Arts Council 
The Maryland Theatre (
Washington County Playhouse